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 for Commencing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Commence \Com*mence"\ (k[o^]m*m[e^]ns"), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
     Commenced (k[o^]m*m[e^]nst"); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Commencing.] [F. commencer, OF. comencier, fr. L. com- +
     initiare to begin. See Initiate.]
     1. To have a beginning or origin; to originate; to start; to
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              Here the anthem doth commence.        --Shak.
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              His heaven commences ere the world be past.
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     2. To begin to be, or to act as. [Archaic]
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              We commence judges ourselves.         --Coleridge.
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     3. To take a degree at a university. [Eng.]
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              I question whether the formality of commencing was
              used in that age.                     --Fuller.
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